Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Au's Super Loo

We used to have a litter box set up in the spare bathroom but as neither Au nor Target used it, we eventually took it away.

When Guido joined our family, we put up a litter box for him.  I thought it would be temporary because cats tend to prefer the fern patch we've set aside for them in the garden.

Guido did prefer the ferns but Au decided that his old bones need an indoor loo.

Unfortunately our senior cat was too big for the standard cat tray and when I looked at the prices of a commercial cat loo, I almost died of a heart attack.  I mean, RM100+++ for a piece of plastic???

I wanted something large so Au could turn around comfortably, and something with tall walls so he could kick the sand about without making a mess.  When I went out I discovered that baby baths are ideal.

Here is ours - complete with Au as feline model.

The baby bath cost RM19 and it is filled with three types of sand.  There's the clumping stuff so it's easy to clean, the white soft stuff that Au loves best, and a sprinkling of odour absorbing stuff just for being fancy.

As it's a big, deep loo, it has tonnes of sand, which also means its' easy to clean.  I clean twice a day by scooping and I replace all the sand about once every 3 weeks.

Every time Au uses it, I can see him think, "This is pawsome!"

PS we've got 2 new books out, and we're giving 25% off as an Early Bird deal.  Price until July 30th 2012 is now $1.49.

Check out previews and downloads here:

Katz Tales The Adventures Of Scoop and Au

Katz Tales Au And Target The Early Years

38 comments:

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Wow, baby baths make awesome litter boxes - who knew?

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh and look at those high sides too!

sully86 said...

mama cat is so resourceful. I think its an awesome idea to think outside the box and create thinks that are cheaper and useful in the long run.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Pawesome indeed! Since there are six of us, Mama's thinking of buying a bath tub to use as litter box. har har har *evil laughs*

The Chair Speaks said...

Great idea to use baby bath as kitty loo!

Gattina said...

That's a very good idea ! you have to be creative even when it comes to loos, lol ! My cats have two litter boxes in the garage, they use it mostly when it rains or it is very cold. Which is the case most of the year, lol !

Cezar and Léia said...

I like this idea, lots of space for a litter box!
purrs
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

Më| §zë said...

wow! that's real creative..!
glad au loves his 'throne'... hehe...

Old Kitty said...

What a great idea!!! I always find standard litter trays much too small - litter gets kicked everywhere - so this is a brilliant solution! Yay! Take care
x

Katie Isabella said...

Standard litter trays ARE too small. For any cat but a kitten. What a great idea.

Purrfect Haven said...

what a brilliant idea. I have just dispensed with our covered litter tray because I do realise from all the reading that cats don't really like them because it concentrates the smell inside and they can't see impostors coming. I used it because Darcy started high-rise peeing after he had a stray cat encounter. Anyway, I have just bought a new high-sided tray and you know it looks just like a baby bath! Seeing yours, maybe I should have just gone out and bought one of those. Love Helen, Darcy, and Bingley xxx

Tamago said...

Yes, litter boxes can be quite expensive! The baby bath is a great idea! It's quite big and deep and looks pretty :-) I love the clumping litter. It is very easy to clean. Mixing different types of litters - you are so creative!

Brian said...

That is a terrific idea for a litter box and we might have to check into one!

Random Felines said...

nice idea - mom ended up buying a big box that is used to store people stuff under beds. works pretty well.....

Fuzzy Tales said...

We think that's a brilliant idea. We have a couple of old (DEEP) hooded boxes we use without the hoods, and the mom can't find any new ones that are as deep as these 10-11 year old ones. We also use a couple of mid-sized Rubbermaid totes. Nicki pees in the front left corner of any box, and tosses litter out like mad. We think the baby bath wouldn't be deep enough for him, though it would be fine for Derry, or fine outdoors. (Yes, we have a litter box outdoors too, in our little garden.)

Declan said...

What a good idea! Mum goes nuts because KC is forever kicking her litter out of the tray! Deccy x

ElinaMK said...

Wow that's certainly a big 'toilet', Au - do you share it with Target and Guido? MOL

Pee Ess: I just joined Smashwords and put your books in my library 'to buy' list... Will get the two books before the end of July!!!

BeadedTail said...

That's a great idea to use a baby bath! We fling litter though so have a covered loo.

Purrs,
Angel & Isabella

Barbara said...

What a brilliant idea! We have a litter tray for Mrs P which Posky also uses if the weather isn't to his liking... unfortunately he hasn't quite got the idea as he stands in it with his bum and tail hanging over the edge (not saying his bum is big or anything...). Now a baby bath like this might be the answer!

Ginger said...

"Really? De servunt takes all my dignitee."

Ginger said...

We have 2 covered cat loos. Have you seen that kind? It gives them privacy and cuts down on the outside the box mess.

Kippy Marrie said...

Olá amigos...Linda foto do seu "banheiro na banheira".... Rsrsrs.
Fofinho...
Ótima noite e fique com o Papai do Céu.
aus 1000 e beijos 1000 com carinho,

KIPPY & LILLY

The Island Cats said...

What a great alternative to use for a box! The mom says she's gonna check this out because I'm always kicking the litter out of the box and making a big mess. The mom hates messes.

Wally

Blackie Bond said...

wow...what a luxurious loo you have, Au! we're gonna get our human to check that out, too. we'd love to kick around in it, too.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Hi boys! So you didn't want to come nap on my tummy, eh? Well, just as well I suppose.

The Human wants to know what RM is--Royal Moneys? Because if that's what it is, I want me some.

catsynth said...

That was a clever solution to the loo problem.

LifeRamblings said...

you're so clever to come up with the baby bath idea.

Hannah and Lucy said...

What a clever idea - Mum would never have thought of that.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

meowmeowmans said...

Wow. That IS a super loo, Au! We can see why you like it!

Cindy Adkins said...

That is indeed a pawsome idea! I never would have thought of using a baby bath! Will have to try it. Mine go outside mostly in the summertime, but use the box more in the winter.

Eric and Flynn said...

That is a great idea! Mum always has trouble finding nice big litterboxes.

Carol said...

What a great idea, very creative use of the baby tub

Lorenza said...

Sure you found the perfect solution!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Kjelle Bus said...

GREAT idea to use a babybath as a litterbox !

Old Kitty said...

Hi!! Just wanted you to know I've finally figured out how to navigate Smashwords and took advantage of buying your ebooks!! Yay!!! I look forward to reading them!!! Congratulations again!! Take care
x

Marg said...

That is such a good idea. We will have to look for one of those. Those books look great. We just don't have any green papers right now. Take care.

Joy E. Saga said...

I use a round black large basin... and it costs me RM4.90 >.<

Roo said...

Now that's what I call thinkin outside the 'box' Ha! Excellent usage of a lil peep tub :)
Congrats on the books! That's so cool! :D

Waggin at ya,
Roo